Virtual Programs


Ways of Water:

Stories of the Grey Canal

The Grey Canal transformed land use and settlement in the North Okanagan. Now a network of multi-use trails, this early irrigation system brought “water from the hills” into the valley from 1914 to 1971 and once comprised the largest irrigation district in British Columbia.

Learn about the early development and the evolution of the Grey Canal from those who experienced it first-hand. In a series of filmed interviews, film-makers Ingrid Neumann and Bruce Mol capture the knowledge and recollections of Bob Davison, Tom Ouchi, Mas Sakakibara, and Peter Tassie. Each tells a different part of the story of this feat of engineering, and how it changed life in the North Okanagan.

To begin watching, please click here 

School Programs


The Museum & Archives of Vernon is currently in the process of reviewing their school programs. Please check back as this page will be updated shortly. For questions, contact

Our Living Languages: First People’s Voices in BC

Self-Guided Field Trips

Between October 2023 and May 2024, the MAV is pleased to welcome schools for a viewing of their feature traveling exhibit, Our Living Languages: First People’s Voices in BC.

The visit to the exhibit is entirely self-guided and can be modified by the teachers and their aids to suit the students and their current learnings. Click here for some educational resources about the exhibit that can help guide the visit.

Visits can be booked during the following one-hour time slots:

Wednesdays: 1:00 to 2:00 pm Thursdays: 9:15 to 10:15 am, 10:30 to 11:30 am, and 1:00 to 2:00 pm Fridays: 9:15 to 10:15 am, and 10:30 to 11:30 am

For more information and to book a visit, please contact